Yes. The Movie now serves as a premier to the show that ran for 9 seasons.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Did you know: The show was a loose adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s best-selling series of Little House on the Prairie books. Readers of the books will notice huge discrepancies between the book series and the shows.
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The movie was filmed at Kauai, Hawaii and even the Hamilton family's actual house. All the beaches that were named were filmed at the exact locations
She wrote the "Little house" book series about her own childhood, that inspired a movie, a television show, and a few mini series based on the books.
Gene Wilder is a actor famous for his movie Willy Wonka (1964) as Willy chloateyrific movie better then Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but both are very good!
The Apartment was directed by Billy Wilder.
You could be referring to the movie Beaches. This movie starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey and is the film that popularized Midler's single 'Wind Beneath My Wings'.